California’s school finance system allocates extra funding for English learners, students who are low-income or homeless and children in foster care. Collectively, these students are often referred to “high needs students.” Though many students fall into more than one category, each of these groups faces unique challenges. In the stories below, EdSource shines a light on these challenges as well as strategies to address them. See also: Foster youth, Homeless youth, English learners, and Low-income Students.
State education officials are calling on more companies and individuals to donate laptops and WiFi hotspots for students.
Lack of access to schools and transportation during the coronavirus crisis might cause kids to go hungry.
Gaps in access to technology forces teacher to innovate to reach his students and their parents.
Schools and teachers must focus on creative, workable solutions to provide their students with education during school closures.
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond is urging the small district in Tulare County to close.
Facing the uncertainty of the coronavirus crisis, a Cal State Los Angeles student wonders what lies ahead.
During a webinar viewed by 7,000 people, state officials encourage innovation to provide service and promise cooperation in weeks ahead.
More than 99 percent of all K-12 students in California are affected by school closings.
UC admissions requirements should align closely with California's K-12 curriculum standards.
Newsom said he’s not ready to override superintendents in mainly small, rural districts that will remain open.
In exchange for the money, districts should provide online learning, and independent study "to the extent feasible," which is puzzling to some.
California needs to better integrate and coordinate the myriad programs that impact children's lives, surgeon general says.
Stege Elementary in Richmond was primed to reinvent itself from one of California's lowest performing schools to one that helped its black and Latino students achieve academically. Instead, the school faces teacher layoffs.
More than 300,000 additional community college students would be eligible for Cal Grants covering non-tuition costs under a new proposal.
Test scores are only one measure of a student, but they can be used to dispel stereotypes and promote higher achievement, superintendent says.